No. 53, Miscellaneous
18 November 1862
I have the honor to transmit herewith a list of articles required by the Assay Department, and to request that your Grace will be good enough to give instructions for the same to be purchased by the Agents General and sent out by the first ship.
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2. It is particularly requested that the articles on the list marked A may be purchased from Messrs Johnson and Matthey of 79 Hatton Gardens, and those marked B from Mr Claudet of 6 Cannon Street City.
I have the honor to be
My Lord Duke,
Your Grace's most obedient
humble Servant
James Douglas
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Authorize the Agents to procure & send out the Stores for the Assay Office, if on enquiry they find that all the Articles comprized in these Requisitions are necessary & the quantities are not extravagant?
VJ 15 Jan
Mr Jadis
The Assay Department is I believe under the Treasury. Are its expenses defrayed by the Treasury or by the Colony?
If the latter, I think that the first step should be to ask the Agents to report the probable expense of complying with the present requisition.
TFE 16 Jany
The expense will be defrayed by the Colony.
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Draft, Elliot to Crown Agents, 24 January 1862, forwarding copy of the despatch and requisitions and asking for a probable cost of compliance.